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I have The Sims 2 installed with all expansions and official patches (I miss stuff packs however).

I have a problem concerning pets: basically when they come back from work (after a few game days where everything works fine) they don't get a salary. They also can't get a promotion: it seems that the pets coming back home fails to trigger some routine.

I also tried totally erasing the Sims2 directory in my Documents and Settings folder (thus forcing the program to recreate the neighbors from scratch) but I still have the same problem.

However, this doesn't seem to be a common problem around the Internet. Is this bug known? Do you know how to solve it?

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I'm picture a dog going to work and demanding his salary with a series of barks. – Alain Jul 29 '11 at 13:41
I havent played sims in a long time, but am i getting this right? you can now send your DOG to work? and it get promotions... and pay? – TrewTzu Jul 29 '11 at 17:06
@Trew And still no diving board. – Maxpm Jul 30 '11 at 2:37
@Trew Yes you can. – Emiliano Jul 30 '11 at 12:27
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Found a couple other people and have the same problem myself. Seems to go away if Apartment Life is removed. No other fix found yet.

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I re-installed everything except Apartment Life and the problem disappeared. I guess that last pack is very buggy... – Emiliano Oct 29 '11 at 17:40
Makes sense. Most of the apartments I've lived in haven't allowed pets, working or otherwise. – Kyralessa Jun 22 '12 at 1:48

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